The standout trend is #6, “Mobility hubs and car-free zones”, discussed in several articles on TN. Banning cars from city centers and forcing people onto foot, bicycle, scooter or mass transit will be huge in 2020.
The Green agenda has taken on a life of its own and will not be stopped except by total defeat. The “ban cars from city centers” movement is now global in scope, including in American cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.
No 2020 presidential candidate presents the pure Technocrat plus pure Populist platform better than Andrew Yang. He is notably different than the extreme socialist or leftist candidates and should be recognized as a Techno-populist.
The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is run by Technocrats bent on social engineering while using faulty science to gain leverage over society. In that humans are carbon-based life forms, it is logically impossible to be zero-carbon without wiping out humanity.
Three years in prison is barely a slap on the hand in China, but three researchers who performed gene-editing experiments on embryos are busted for practicing medicine without a license. Alas, Technocracy marches on.
For consumers, 5G will quickly lose its luster but 5G was never about end-users in the first place. Its real value is to light up the Internet of Things (IoT) that will enable command-and-control over entire cities.